• ’s real name is Millicent Roberts
  • Barbie is from Willows, Wisconsin.  She attended Willows High School
  • Ruth Handler, co-founder of Mattel, brought her vision of a three-dimensional doll to life with the introduction of Barbie in 1959
  • Barbie first appeared in the now-famous black-and-white striped swimsuit and signature ponytail
  • Barbie has four sisters: Skipper (1964), Stacie (1992), Kelly (1995) and Krissy (1995) 
  • Barbie’s first pet was a horse named Dancer
  • The first Barbie doll sold for $3.00 (1959)
  • Barbie’s signature color is Barbie pink:  PMS 219
  • Barbie’s first boyfriend, Ken, debuted two years after Barbie in 1961
  • Ken was named after the son of Mattel founders Ruth and Elliot Handler
  • Ken and Barbie broke up on Valentine’s Day in 2004 after being together more than 43 years 
  • The best-selling Barbie doll ever was 1992 Totally Hair Barbie, with hair from the top of her head to her toes
  • Barbie has been outfitted by more than 70 famous couturiers
  • Barbie has had more than 108 inspirational careers

2 comments on “Barbie Facts

  1. meg mccormack
    January 27, 2009 at 22:22

    i would like to thank who ever made this website because i am doing a project at school about barbie and this website was a life saver

  2. Courtney
    March 4, 2009 at 20:20

    I would like to thank this website too i didn’t know that ken and barbie broke up and that about that long haired barbie

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